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debknechtel 04-23-2007 12:34 PM

Exploding Boxes or Scrapbook in a Box
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I have been having so much fun making these little exploding boxes. they are very easy to make and can make a great gift for anyone. I made a travel one of a recent trip for my children so they could have it to revisit the times we had anytime they wanted

Hugs Debbie

debknechtel 04-23-2007 12:37 PM

Here is how you make them

Explosion Box or Scrapbook in a box

What is needed

4 sheets of 12x12 co-ordinating cardstock
1 sheet of 12x 12 patterened paper
adhesive I used mounting sqares
12 inch paper cutter
paper scorer

Making the bottom

Step 1 Decide the order your cardstock will lay.

Step 2 Leave the outside piece of cardstock at 12X12

Step 3 Trim the next piece of cardstock to 11 3/4 X 11 3/4

Step 4 Trim the next piece of cardstock to 11 1/2 X 11 1/2

Step 5 Trim the next piece of cardstock to 11 1/4 X 11 1/4

debknechtel 04-23-2007 12:41 PM

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Step 6 On all 4 pieces of cardstock measure in 4 inches from each side and score the paper(make sure you don't go all the way through) You should have 9 squares showing. Cut away the square in each corner leaving you with a cross shape.

debknechtel 04-23-2007 12:42 PM

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Step 7 On all 4 pieces of cardstock fold up all the sides. Place adhesive on the bottom of all the centre square except the bottom piece. Layer them on top of one anouther sticking the centres together. Make sure the outer flaps are not stuck together.

debknechtel 04-23-2007 12:46 PM

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Making the Top
Step 1 Using your ruler find the center of your patterned paper and mark it with a pencil on the back.

Step 2 Take each corner and fold it up to the centre mark. Leave it folded.

debknechtel 04-23-2007 12:49 PM

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Step 3 Fold each side to the centre creasing then open up and fold the other 2 sides into the centre.

debknechtel 04-23-2007 12:53 PM

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Step 4 Unfold your piece of paper.

debknechtel 04-23-2007 12:54 PM

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Step 5 With paper laid down and in a diamond shape cut in following fold lines to the centre square on each side.

debknechtel 04-23-2007 12:55 PM

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Step 6 Glue down the top and bottom sides following the fold lines

debknechtel 04-23-2007 12:57 PM

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Step 7 Glue remaining flaps from top and bottom to form sides

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